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The role of the amygdala in social and emotional processing

Timothy James Hull

The role of the amygdala in social and emotional processing

by Timothy James Hull

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Statementby Tim Hull. Vol.2, [Clinical component].
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Open LibraryOL23130220M

  The review is not exhaustive, but it highlights five major research topics that illustrate parallel roles for the amygdala in humans and other animals, including implicit emotional learning and memory, emotional modulation of memory, emotional influences on attention and perception, emotion and social behavior, and emotion inhibition and. Investigations detailing the amygdala's role date back more than 60 years. H. Kluver and P.C. Bucy reported that amygdala lesions transformed feral rhesus monkeys into tame ones.1 But these lesions were so large and, compared to today's techniques, so crude, that researchers weren't sure of the structures responsible for the behavioral changes.

Next, the book examines the amygdala's involvement in emotional processing, learning, memory, and social interaction. The final section presents key advances in understanding specific clinical disorders: anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia, autism, and Alzheimer's : $ It provides the reader with an appreciation for the multiple ways that the amygdala, in health and disease, can affect emotional/behavioral e the amygdala plays an important role in various aspects of emotional functioning and because there is now a large and growing body of both animal and human research on amygdala-behavior relationships, 'every neuropsychologist should be a student of 5/5(4).

The amygdala (Latin, corpus amygdaloideum) is an almond-shape set of neurons located deep in the brain's medial temporal lobe. Shown to play a key role in the processsing of emotions, the amygdala.   Before describing research on the role of the amygdala in fear conditioning, though, it will be helpful to briefly examine the historical events that preceded modern research on conditioned fear. 1. Considerable progress has been made over the past 20 years in relating specific circuits of the brain to emotional by:


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The role of the amygdala in social and emotional processing by Timothy James Hull Download PDF EPUB FB2

This and other evidence suggests that the amygdala may play multiple roles in processing emotional faces: it may rapidly decode emotional content and then “reflectively” decode ambiguity in facial expressions. These circuits may be key for processing of emotional information involved in maintaining social relationships in by: 7.

The amygdala has received intense recent attention from neuroscientists investigating its function at the molecular, cellular, systems, cognitive, and clinical level. It clearly contributes to processing emotionally and socially relevant information, yet a unifying description Cited by: For instance, Wright et al.

() have proposed that whereas the right amygdala is involved in the rapid detection of emotional stimuli, the left amygdala plays a role in the more elaborate stimulus evaluation (see also Markowitsch, ).Cited by: It provides the reader with an appreciation for the multiple ways that the amygdala, in health and disease, can affect emotional/behavioral e the amygdala plays an important role in various aspects of emotional functioning and because there is now a large and growing body of both animal and human research on amygdala-behavior relationships, 'every neuropsychologist should be a student of the amygdala.'5/5(5).

left and right amygdala in emotional processing. One of the oldest models of emotion lateralization, first proposed by Luys inposits that the right hemisphere is more involved than the left in emotional processing in general, including both positive and negative emotions (Sackeim and Gur, ; Schwartz et al., ).

Another one suggests. book on the amygdala (and several have been writ-ten3,4). First, the focus will be on social-emotional functions of the amygdala in primates with an em-phasis on humans.

Second, I will not review the amygdala’s role in psychiatric illness here, although Box 1: BOLD fMRI of the amygdala By far the largest number of studies on the hu.

Next, the book examines the amygdala's involvement in emotional processing, learning, memory, and social interaction. The final section presents key advances in understanding specific clinical. By influencing attention and perception, the amygdala is altering the gateway of information processing.

The amygdala enables preferential processing of stimuli that are emotional and potentially threatening, thus assuring that information of importance to the organism is more likely to influence behavior.

Emotion and Social BehaviorCited by: But according to at least two recent studies, the amygdala may also play a role in what has been called the "social brain." The "social brain" hypothesis comes from the idea that our relatively.

The amygdala, an area of the brain that contributes to emotional processing, was seen to be very susceptible to stressful events, modifying its functionality and morphology.

These. The amygdala's role in the analysis of social situations stems specifically from its ability to identify and process changes in facial features. It does not, however, process the direction of the gaze of the person being perceived. The amygdala is also thought to be a determinant of the level of a person's emotional intelligence.

It is particularly hypothesized that larger amygdalae allow for greater emotional intelligence, enabling greater societal integration MeSH: D The amygdala is a central component of the limbic brain system and is known to be vital to understanding aspects of emotions, memory and social behavior.

Dysfuction of the structure is also thought to contribute to a variety of disorders, including autism, Alzheimer's Disease and schizophrenia.

Studies in animals have implicated the amygdala in emotional 1,2,3, and social 4,5,6, behaviours, especially those related to fear and gh lesion 7,8,9,10, and functional imaging. The amygdala consists of a group of nuclei involved in emotional learning and expression 9 Amygdaloid subnuclei operate in series, but also in parallel 10 The basolateral amygdala (BLA) is required for a Pavlovian CS to gain access to the currentCited by: in dorsal posterior amygdala during emotional processing in PTSD [11].

Therefore, it is plausi - ble that the ventral amygdala is subjected to greater level of top-down control, thus becoming. Amygdala, region of the brain primarily associated with emotional processes. The name amygdala is derived from the Greek word amygdale, meaning “almond,” owing to the structure’s almondlike amygdala is located in the medial temporal lobe, just anterior to (in front of) the r to the hippocampus, the amygdala is a paired structure, with one located in.

The Role of the Amygdala in Fear and Panic it seems to me that solutions lie in the amygdala, as mentioned in the book, Emotional IQ. For the targets of bullying however, perhaps the solutions listed below, to interupt the pathway and make the stimuli less toxic, could contribute to helping targets and thus, ameliorate not only some of the.

The amygdala, emotion and learning. In the Spearman Medal Lecture Simon Killcross discussed the complex role of this influential part of the brain. For many years the amygdala has been implicated in emotional processing.

More recently its importance to our everyday psychology has been highlighted in the popular science press and in books. The amygdala is responsible for the perception of emotions such as anger, fear, and sadness, as well as the controlling of aggression.

The amygdala helps to store memories of events and emotions so. The amygdala forms part of the limbic system. It is most commonly recognized as the emotional processing centre that receives incoming sensory information and processes it for an emotional response. The response may be a defence to a perceived threat, a.

The amygdala may also play a role in social skills because of its role in learning, memory, and emotion. A few studies have shown that people with larger amygdalae tended to have larger and more.The amygdala also plays a key role in emotional hyperreactivity in response to social threat in patients with social anxiety disorder 13).

The amygdala combines many different sensory inputs. Like the hippocampus it combines external and internal stimuli. Every sensory modality has input.Amygdala and Social Anxiety. The consolidation of memories is a complex process: an event will first be stored as a short-term memory before it is slowly assimilated to potentially form a long-term, and possibly life-long memory.

If emotional arousal occurs following the event, memory retention will be higher.